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Old 03-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
 
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HELP! I stopped nursing my baby 4 mon. ago, and my hair has not been the same since. Before, during and after pregnancy I had beautiful, shiny, tight curls. Now my hair is dry, curly in spots, straight in spots and wavy. It looks like a nest! Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
 
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while i was pregnant my hair changed..and not for the better. it got thick and the curls got tighter and drier. it was like i was growing tumbleweed out of my scalp! my baby is 9 months old and even though im still breastfeeding, my hair is just now going back to normal. i dont have any advice, other than just give it time. maybe it will go back to how it used to be? good luck though!
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #3
 
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Having my daughter was the single WORST thing that has happened to my hair, ever. It went from curly to barely wavy, and has never returned to its pre-pregnancy state, even after 2 1/2 years postpartum (she weaned just past a year old). You can see the difference clearly in my online photo albums - the pic from 2004 looks nothing like the recent ones. If I manage to get any curls now, it takes a lot of work and product. I guess it's just a permanent hormonal change. I am working on learning to accept what I'm stuck with now, since I've given up hope that my hair will ever recover
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
 
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It really depends. Mine has maintained its curl, but I had to learn how to work with it again.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
 
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I stopped breast feeding one month ago after a year of nursing. I didn't notice any major changes except that my scalp is oilier and my face started breaking out. The whole pregnancy experience was very bizarre on my body. Hopefully your hair get back to normal. Sorry I'm not more help.
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I stopped breast feeding one month ago after a year of nursing. I didn't notice any major changes except that my scalp is oilier and my face started breaking out. The whole pregnancy experience was very bizarre on my body. Hopefully your hair get back to normal. Sorry I'm not more help.
i just stopped breastfeeding now that shes turned one and ive been wondering whats up with all the acne and greasy skin!!
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I agree with everyone else here you have to give it time. But in addition you can help it along by doing some major deep conditioning treatments and being kind to your hair. Good Luck
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